Meaning of the Term
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paragraph 234 in volume 2, chapter 14, The Title of Jurisdiction

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In the broad sense, the title on which the jurisdiction of the Court rests is based on a combination of the constituent instruments governing the Court’s constitution and working - the Charter, the Statute and the Rules of Court - and with them the particular instrument or instruments embodying the agreement of the parties to submit the case to the Court. Those instruments are here designated the title of jurisdiction. That expression thus partly meets the requirement of Article 38, paragraph …

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Meaning of the Term”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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